The Baroque style was a style in which the art and artists of the time focused upon details, and intricate designs. During this time the portraits began to portray modern life, and artists turned their backs on classical tradition. Buildings were more elaborate and ornately decorated. These works of art created history and altered the progress of Western Civilization. The progress has been an uneven one. Regression and progress often alternated, and shifts
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Ahead of his time, Goya paved the way for a new artistic trend.
By the Baroque period, styles turned away from the classical ideas and reached a new peak in creativity. The palace of Versailles and artists like Caravaggio, Rembrandt, and Goya were all explorers in the world of art and architecture. Each of these examples demonstrates progress in Western Civilization and all helped to shape the world of art as we know it today.